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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is a unique compact digital camera offering photo enthusiasts the ideal way for capturing professional-quality photos and High Definition (HD) video. With an ultra-bright F2.0 ultra-wide-angle 24mm Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens, the Lumix LX5 minimizes image distortion, resulting in stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail. The 24mm wide angle lens offers extraordinarily large viewing space and now the optical zoom is extended to 3.8x (90mm) making the LX5 even more versatile.
The F2.0 lens is twice as bright as a F2.8 lens, making it easy to produce beautiful photos with a soft-focused background thanks to the shallow depth of field provided by the extra light. In addition to the newly-designed lens, the Lumix LX5 features an image processing engine that combines technologies resulting in professional-quality photos, especially in low-light situations. Like its predecessor, the Lumix LX5 features the highly-acclaimed 10.1-megapixel CCD, but it has an expanded dynamic range by increasing the sensitivity and the saturation.
Venus Engine FHD image processor - The newly developed Venus Engine FHD image processor enables higher-speed, higher-performance while compiling the Intelligent Resolution technology. The triple CPUs in this imaging engine dramatically speeds up processing while achieving exceptional noise reduction performance. With its high-sensitivity CCD and the brightness of the lens, minimum illumination of the Lumix LX5 is as low as 3 lux while shooting video.
Record HD videos in AVCHD Lite - In addition to capturing high-quality still photos, the Lumix LX5 can record HD videos in AVCHD Lite, a format that allows almost doubling the recording time in HD quality compared with the conventional Motion JPEG format. Creative video shooting modes include Creative Movie mode, where users can set shutter speed and aperture manually to make even more impressive movies. My Color mode and Film mode are available for more extended expression not only in photography but also in videography. The Lumix LX5 also features Dolby Digital Creator to record high quality audio and the 3.8x optical zoom is available while shooting video.
Ergonomic design for easy control - The Lumix LX5 has also been redesigned externally--with a thicker grip making it easier to hold and a newly-incorporated turn-and-push jog dial achieves various selection and setting more quickly. The Lumix LX5 also features a hot shoe, which allows for the attachment of a wide-variety of accessories, such as an optional Live View Finder which helps shooting under strong daylight with high visibility or an external flash. The 1:1 square format setting is added in the aspect ratio option which can be selected with the switch at the side of the lens barrel.
Digital Point and Shoot Information
Normal, Macro, Quick AF On, Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On, Off, AF/ MF Switchable, Manual focus (jog dial), One shot AF, AF area select, AF tracking
USB 2.0 High Speed
SD Secure Digital
Compatible Memory Card
Secure Digital (SD/SDHC/SDXC) Card
LCD Monitor Type
3.0 Polycrystalline TFT Color LCD Display
LCD Screen Size
Lens Focal Length
Maximum Shutter Speed
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Halogen, Color Temperature, White Set 1, White set 2 (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Self Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, White Balance Adjustment
Continuous Shooting Speed
Items Included With This Product
USB Connection Cable
Lens Ring Front
Hot Shoe Cover
Lens Cap String
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